The Reading / Listening - Bento Lunch Box - Level 0

A bento is a Japanese, ready-made lunch for one person. People buy it from stores. Japanese mothers make a bento for their children. They are usually cheap and healthy. There is a new bento. It is full of Japan's best-quality wagyu beef. It costs more than the average bento. It costs 292,929 yen ($3,000).



The new Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento has 4.5kg of beef. It also has rice, wasabi and a special pear sauce. There are no vegetables. The box is 60 centimeters long. It is made from wood. The sections in the box are in the shape of a cow. You can buy the bento online. It takes two weeks for the delivery.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Bento Lunch Box - Level 1 Bento Lunch Box - Level 2   or  Bento Lunch Box - Level 3

Sources
  • https://japantoday.com/category/features/food/tottori-ultimate-wagyu-beef-bento-costs-almost-y300-000
  • https://gochikuru.com/2127/menu/TOQH001
  • http://www.foodandwine.com/news/wagyu-beef-bento-box


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. ready-
  2. People buy it
  3. make a bento for
  4. They are usually cheap
  5. It is
  6. Japan's best-
  7. It costs
  8. the average
  1. quality wagyu beef
  2. and healthy
  3. bento
  4. made lunch
  5. more
  6. full
  7. their children
  8. from stores

Paragraph 2

  1. It also
  2. a special pear
  3. The box is 60 centimeters
  4. It is made
  5. The sections
  6. in the shape
  7. You can buy the
  8. It takes two weeks
  1. of a cow
  2. has rice
  3. for the delivery
  4. sauce
  5. bento online
  6. long
  7. in the box
  8. from wood

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A bento is a Japanese, (1) ___________________ for one person. People buy (2) ___________________. Japanese mothers make a bento (3) ___________________. They are usually cheap and healthy. There is (4) ___________________. It is full of Japan's (5) ___________________ beef. It costs more (6) ___________________ bento. It costs 292,929 yen ($3,000).

The new Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento (7) ___________________ beef. It also has rice, wasabi (8) ___________________ pear sauce. There are no vegetables. The box is 60 centimeters long. It is (9) ___________________. The sections in the box are in (10) ___________________ a cow. You can buy (11) ___________________. It takes two weeks (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AbentoisaJapanese,ready-madelunchforoneperson.Peoplebuyitfro
mstores.Japanesemothersmakeabentofortheirchildren.Theyareusu
allycheapandhealthy.Thereisanewbento.ItisfullofJapan'sbest-qua
litywagyubeef.Itcostsmorethantheaveragebento.Itcosts292,929ye
n($3,000).ThenewTottoriWagyuCompleteCowbentohas4.5kgofbee
f.Italsohasrice,wasabiandaspecialpearsauce.Therearenovegetables
.Theboxis60centimeterslong.Itismadefromwood.Thesectionsintheb
oxareintheshapeofacow.Youcanbuythebentoonline.Ittakestwowee
ksforthedelivery.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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